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    VFD feedback

    I am going through my bugs and I came across a report of the parallel VFD not functioning properly.

    I also read some posts about it working properly. How many have the parallel VFD working and how many is it not working for?

    The two VFD's I had broke, so I do not have one to test with, but the code hasn't changed since it was working with them.

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    Well, call me goofy, but until I now I didn't even notice the VFD support.

    I just ordered up a couple of displays from an eBay vendor. I should have them in a week. I'll be able to work on this with you then!
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    What does the VFD display?

    I have been to maxtrix orbital and I have seen many cool VFDs but I am wondering what displays on it.

    Song title?
    Album?

    Volume?

    Visualization?

    Might be a cool idea to make crazy VFD visualizations or maybe something like this

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbkowns
    What does the VFD display?
    David has a list of things that Centrafuse can display inherently, plus "custom text".

    Firing up the 1.6 UI here at work gives me the options of "Title, Duration, Elapsed Time, Status, Play Mode, Current Mode, Date, Time". I would bet he's got an API for plugins to get to it as well.


    Might be a cool idea to make crazy VFD visualizations or maybe something like this
    The VFD support is designed to be text only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbkowns
    Oh, graphic LCD panels most definitely exist (I use 'em for playing around and at work), but Centrafuse (at least in 1.6) is only setup for text.
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    I'm only on 1.4, but I could give it a try. Due to the fact that i'm usually listening to XM, I mainly use LCDSmartie on mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jahntassa
    I'm only on 1.4, but I could give it a try. Due to the fact that i'm usually listening to XM, I mainly use LCDSmartie on mine.
    In 1.4 you have to setup your VFD by manually editing the config file in the system folder... In 1.6 is is integrated into settings like all other settings...

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    LCD kinda working

    I have a 4 x 20 char LCD wired up to the parallel port and it works displaying the text of the title and artist, but it kind of goes out of sync after a while, and displays most of the characters in the artists name and the song title, but intersperses them with garbage characters. So after 10 minutes or so it's pretty much unreadable because of the garbage characters.

    I'm going to switch over to using LCDSmartie and just displaying the temperature of the motherboard and free RAM and a few other things I think. I don't know how much use this feature gets amongst Centrafuse users - I think most didn't know text LCD's were supported. You can pick a 16 by 2 line LCD panel up on ebay for 5 bucks but you have to have soldering skills to wire it up.

    I have a spare 4 x 20 veetid - I can mail it to ya for nix if you need one to test - just cause I love Centrafuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTones
    I have a 4 x 20 char LCD wired up to the parallel port and it works displaying the text of the title and artist, but it kind of goes out of sync after a while, and displays most of the characters in the artists name and the song title, but intersperses them with garbage characters. So after 10 minutes or so it's pretty much unreadable because of the garbage characters.
    I'm curious... How long is the cable you're using, and is it shielded or a ribbon? It sounds like you might be getting noise on the wire more than anything else.


    David... I got my displays last night, I'll wire up a cable tonight and start playing.
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